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  • 2 hours ago

    Bleacher Report: Nick Bosa's Decision Signals It's Time to Finally Pay College Football Players

    We can no longer ignore the obvious. No longer witness life-altering moments and avoid doing the right thing.

    It's time to pay college football players.

    "We put our career, our life, on the line every snap we play," Kentucky tailback Benny Snell Jr. told me last week.

    And it's time we start listening.

    To Ohio State defensive end Nick Bosa, who Tuesday decided it wasn't worth trying to return to the field this season from a torn muscle, instead leaving school to focus on preparing for the NFL draft.

    To former UCLA quarterback Josh Rosen, who last year told me a majority of players leave early for the NFL not because they think they'll be first-round picks, but because they want to get paid before injuries ruin the very thing that allows them to earn.

  • 4 hours ago Nick Bosa Is Leaving Ohio State Due to the Extent of His Injury, not the Extent of His Investment

    Nick Bosa, the possible No. 1 pick in the NFL draft, is leaving Ohio State, an unbeaten national title contender, in the middle of the season. This will surely spur a lot of people to say that Bosa needs to look out for himself because colleges don't look out for their players, or that Bosa is abandoning his team, or that the best players today just view college football as a short layover on their way to the pros. But I highly doubt you will hear any of that from anybody at Ohio State, and I'm sure you won't hear it from Nick Bosa.

  • 6 hours ago Mock College Football Playoff Committee Hints at Solutions for Potential 2018 Quandaries

    GRAPEVINE, Texas -- Before the next stage of voting, the committee chairman delivered a message to the room. "Reminder," announced Brett McMurphy, "Notre Dame has no conference losses."

    A collective chortle came from the other 12 media members participating last week in a CFP mock committee meeting in a plush resort in suburban Dallas. McMurphy, the former ESPN reporter now with Stadium Network who acted as chair of the mock committee, smiled as he landed his well-timed joke, a few seconds before the committee rounded out the final 10 spots of its top 25 from a pool of about 15 teams--one of which included the Irish.

  • 8 hours ago

    USA Today: Bowl projections: More upsets change outlook for College Football Playoff, major bowls

    Erick Smith, USA TODAY Published 11:21 a.m. ET Oct. 16, 2018

  • 10 hours ago

    Every Day Should Be Saturday: D2SDAY DECLARES TEXAS BACK

    If you look at this week's college football rankings, you might see some familiar sights from recent years near the top. Alabama. Ohio State. Clemson. Notre Dame. They're the programs we've come to expect. But, squint a little closer, and who do you see, creeping their way back into the top ten?

    That's right, folks. Texas is back!

    But this isn't a column about FBS programs who are going to briefly push their way into the playoff discussion before losing the Peach Bowl to Kentucky.

  • 12 hours ago

    Bleacher Report: College Football Bowl Projections: Week 8 Rankings and Playoff Forecast

    There's a ton of action standing between today and the final College Football Playoff Top 25 rankings, but there is clear separation up top for now. Alabama, Ohio State, Clemson and Notre Dame are all undefeated, were each ranked in the top five of every single AP Top 25 ballot this week and are the obvious candidates to reach the playoff.

    LSU, Michigan and Oregon made the biggest upward strides in the latest AP poll, which is reflected in the updated bowl projections below. Both the Tigers and the Ducks have moved up into New Year's Six bowls.

  • Today at 6:38am Colorado State vs. Boise State Betting Preview: Down Year for Rams Spells Trouble for Road Tilt With Broncos

    Colorado State at Boise State (-23.5)

    Fri. 10/19, 9:00 p.m. ET

    Three things you need to know before betting on Colorado State-Boise State:

    1. Since the start of the 2011 season, Boise State is 7-0 straight up and 5-2 against the spread when facing Colorado State. When the teams met at Canvas Stadium last season, the Broncos won 59-52 as a 6.5-point road favorite. Things have changed quite a bit this year, though. Boise State is an excellent team once again, as the Broncos are 4-2 on the season. But Colorado State has started the year at 3-4, and a good case can be made that this is the worst team head coach Mike Bobo has fielded since taking over as Rams head coach.

  • Today at 2:30am

    Bleacher Report: Alabama, Tua Tagovailoa Top Latest College Football Championship, Heisman Odds

    Alabama remains the odds-on favorites to win the 2019 College Football Playoff national championship, while CrimsonTide quarterback Tua Tagovailoa leads the Heisman Trophy race.

    According to Kevin McGuire of College Football Talk, Alabama is a 5-9 favorite to repeat as national champion. The Clemson Tigers are second on the list (13-2), with the Ohio State Buckeyes (7-1), Notre Dame Fighting Irish (19-2) and Michigan Wolverines (12-1) rounding out the top five:

    Kevin McGuire

    Updated national title odds from @BovadaOfficial: Alabama 5/9 Clemson 13/2 Ohio State 7/1 Notre Dame 19/2 Michigan 12/1 Georgia 16/1 LSU 30/1 Oklahoma 35/1 Texas 35/1 Florida 50/1 WVU 60/1 UCF 80/1 NC State 90/1 Washington 90/1 Miss St 100/1 Penn St 100/1 Wisc 100/1 Iowa 175/1

    Tagovailoa, meanwhile, is 2-3 to win the Heisman, per OddsShark.

  • Today at 12:25am SI Backdoor Cover Jinx: The Five Most Excruciating Betting Losses From CFB Week 7/NFL Week 6

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    Among the five most excruciating betting losses in this week's SI Backdoor Cover Jinx are a special teams gaffe on Friday night and a confusing special teams decision on Sunday.

    We're already midway through October as this football season is absolutely flying. Even if your team's championship aspirations are no longer alive, rooting for the random squads you bet on every week is at least a decent replacement.

    Welcome back to the SI Backdoor Cover Jinx, where we highlight one of the only things comparable to your favorite team dropping a game that crushes its title hopes: Losing a bet that you were already counting your winnings for.

  • Yesterday at 8:16pm College Football Week 8 Expert Best Bets: How Will Teams Respond to Big Wins and Losses?

    Penn State saw its CFP hopes fade away with a loss to Michigan State last week, while Oklahoma will need to regroup quickly after a loss in the Red River Shootout put a large dent into its playoff chances. How will the Nittany Lions and Sooners respond to their defeats? Plus, Syracuse looks to get back on track and Washington State tries to shut down Oregon's momentum.

    Oklahoma (-7.5) at TCU

    Sat. 10/20, 12:00 p.m. ET

    Pick: Oklahoma -7.5

    Since the start of the 2014 season, Oklahoma is 4-1 both straight up and against the spread when coming off a bye week.

  • Yesterday at 6:18pm Midseason Superlatives: The Best, Worst and Weirdest of the First Half

    Here we are, halfway through the college football regular season, and it seems like it was just Labor Day weekend, when we had not yet remembered that this sport is an all-too-quick 14-week sprint toward an interminable month of waiting for the College Football Playoff. Still, by the end of October the selection committee's first rankings will be out, and there's something to be learned from that group's novel idea of waiting until deep into the season to start ranking teams: we've covered a lot of ground and learned a lot of lessons since early September. Seven weeks in, it's clear some storylines remain just as central to the discussion as they were last year: Clemson, Nick Saban, Ohio State, UCF.

  • Yesterday at 4:19pm

    Bleacher Report: Nick Saban: Raekwon Davis to Be Disciplined for Punching Kevin Pendleton

    Alabama Crimson Tide head coach Nick Saban confirmed Monday he will discipline defensive lineman Raekwon Davis after Davis punched Missouri Tigers offensive lineman Kevin Pendleton in Saturday's 39-10 win.

    "I visited with [SEC commissioner Greg] Sankey about Raekwon's actions," Saban said to reporters, per Yahoo Sports' Sam Cooper. "We will handle that internally. We will have him do some things. I think it should affect his playing time in the future."

    This article will be updated to provide more information on this story as it becomes available.

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  • Yesterday at 2:17pm

    Bleacher Report: Soso Jamabo, Jaelan Phillips Out for Season with Head Injuries, Per Chip Kelly

    UCLA head coach Chip Kelly announced Monday that both running back Soso Jamabo and linebacker Jaelan Phillips will miss the remainder of the season due to head injuries.

    Neither player was active during Saturday's 37-7 win over California, the team's first of the season.

    Jamabo was injured during the previous game against Washington, while Phillips has been out the past two weeks since the loss to Colorado.

    This article will be updated to provide more information on this story as it becomes available.

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  • Yesterday at 12:17pm

    Bleacher Report: LSU Fined $100K by SEC for Fans Storming Field After Win vs. Georgia

    The SEC fined LSU $100,000 after fans stormed the field following the Tigers' upset win over Georgia on Saturday.

    The amount of the fine was a result of it being LSU's second violation of the rule. Fans stormed the field following a 2014 win over Ole Miss.

    SEC rules dictate a $50,000 fine for a first offense, $100,000 fine for a second offense and $250,000 penalty for all subsequent offenses.

    This article will be updated to provide more information on this story as it becomes available.

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  • Yesterday at 8:29am

    Bleacher Report: College Football Picks Week 8: Predictions for Top 25 Games on Upcoming Schedule

    It will be hard for Week 8 in college football to top the chaotic set of results from Week 7.

    While there may not be a rush of upsets sweeping the AP Top 25, there are some crucial clashes that could go a long way in determining which programs end up in the top four of the first College Football Playoff rankings.

    A pair of top 10 teams face challenging in-conference road trips in Week 8, while a pair of divisional races in two power conferences could be settled.

    In total, 10 ranked teams have to hit the road in Week 8, with two of Week 7's top victors, Michigan and Oregon, facing the toughest tests.